Illinois law forbids distracted driving. But what exactly is “distracted driving”? While that term could refer to shaving in the mirror while driving, it normally refers to the use of some electronic device. Although distracted driving laws keep getting stricter, for the moment the rules in Chicago are as follows:
Many states follow “negligence per se” rules. Under these rules a violation of a safety statute is considered automatic negligence. In Illinois, however, a violation of a safety statute such as distracted driving is considered evidence of negligence. This means a court can decide that the violation did not add up to negligence under the circumstances of the accident. That rarely happens to our clients.
Winning a truck accident claim can be tricky, especially when you are filing a claim against a stubborn insurance company that will be on the hook for a large sum if your claim succeeds. That doesn’t bother us here at Malman Law – we have been winning truck accident claims on behalf of our Chicago clients for decades now.
“If anyone has a problem and is in need of help, call Malman Law. At Malman Law you are not just a client, you are part of the family.” – Donyell G
We handle all different types of truck accidents, including:
While just about any type of injury is possible, the same types of injuries keep recurring over and over:
Yes. Although you generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit, when the Chicago Transit Authority is the defendant, you only have one year. The CTA gets special treatment because any amount it pays out in damages comes out of taxpayers’ pockets. To discuss any questions you might have about your case please contact one of our Chicago Transit Authority Accident Attorneys.
If your CTA claim is successful, you could end up with much more than simple reimbursement for your medical bills. Your damages might include:
Generally not, with some important exceptions. The IRS can tax:
Speak to a tax attorney for further details.
At Malman Law, our job is to fill your pockets, not empty them. Since we win 95 percent of our clients’ claims, we can afford to offer you our Zero Fee Guarantee – our legal fees will be zero unless you win your claim and actually receive the money. Furthermore, since we charge no upfront fees, feel free to contact us regardless of the state of your finances.
2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim